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BANDED

Banded ball pythons - RDRGenetic Morph: Banded / Reduced Pattern
Status: "Could Be" Dominant or Simple Recessive or "Locality"
When:
Past several years to present
By Whom:
Several breeders and hobbyists
working in refining the trait

Like the Black Backs........the Banded or "Reduced Pattern" is very variable and not completely understood..........as of now the Spider, Woma Morph and the Pinstripe are the only "predictably banded / reduced pattern" ball pythons..........I have produced Bandeds like the clutch pictured on this page through selective and line breeding.........other breeders have produced clutches of Banded babies as well................some on purpose and some just with "luck"...........this trait is definitely genetic and more than likely co-dom or dom.......or maybe it is a locality thing?.........the clutch I produced in 2003 was a clutch entirely of Banded Ball pythons through selective breeding of African raised Banded ball pythons............it will take some more years to "know" you can produce Banded babies consistently and predictably..............the Banded trait will really go perfectly with all the other traits in the ball python world.

Text by Ralph Davis

 

 
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